Community grants

Call for funding applications 2019/20
Ards and North Down Borough Council has opened its annual funding scheme for local constituted voluntary and community groups. Groups from the Ards and North Down Borough can apply to the following grants funding streams:

1. Community Development Fund 2019-2020 - for help with running costs and/or project costs for a constituted community or voluntary group.

2. Community Festivals Funding (including commemorative events) - financial support to organise local, neighbourhood or large-scale festivals in 2019-20

Funding Stream Open From Closing date and time
Community Development Grants 19th February 2019 29th March 2019 at 4pm
Community Festivals Fund 19th February 2019 15th March 2019 at 4pm

Application forms, guidance notes and criteria are available below or may be requested from the Community Development Section. Videos have been produced to guide you through the application process: they are linked below.

Community Development Grants - Video
Community Festivals Funding - Local Festivals - Video
Community Festivals Funding - Neighbourhood and Large Festivals - Video

COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO THE ADDRESS BELOW by the dates mentioned above. Further information is available from:

Community Development Section
16 South Street
Unit 5 Conway Building
BT23 4JT
Tel: 0300 013 3333 or email: